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    Sci-Fi author Arthur C. Clarke dies

    Author of 2001 / 2010 space oddyssey books has died today in Sri Lanka - he almost made it to 2010...

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/book...rke/index.html

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    Dang! I had not heard this. A great loss, both to the scifi world and the world in general..
    'My love was science- specifically biology and, more specifically, when placed in a common jar, which of two organisms would devour the other.'

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    Definitely one of my favorite authors. I just recently completed re-reading 2001, 2010, 2061 and 3001 and The Lost Worlds of 2001. Childhoods End and Against the Fall of Night are also among my favorites.

    Sad he never made it on to a spaceflight.

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    Godspeed his soul on his new journey.

    He certainly made his mark in the world.
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    Yes, sad indeed. This might just get me out of my reading slump and pick up 2001 again.

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    a true visionary and if that wasnt enough he was also a genius

    this seems appropiate:

    Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth.
    And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings,
    Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth
    Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things
    You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung
    High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,
    I've chased the shouting wind along and flung
    My eager craft through footless halls of air.
    Up, up the long delirious, burning blue
    I've topped the wind swept heights with easy grace,
    Where never lark, or even eagle, flew;
    And, while with silent, lifting mind i've trod
    The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
    Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

    Godspeed Sir Arthur


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    He was a very fascinating man and, although I didn't know he had written anything numbered higher than 2010, I read a huge amount of what he had wrote previously. He was a real renaissance man and everything he did had depth. 2001 makes Star Wars look like a toy commercial.
    Bruce in CT

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